Spiritual Life


In today's world, many Catholics find themselves seeking resources to help them achieve a mature understanding of their faith and how to live it. St. Andrew’s is blessed with a Spiritual Life Office whose goal is to foster such growth. Many programs hosted by the Spiritual Life office strive to open the way to contemplation, meditation and spiritual renewal using various approaches.

We invite you to explore our Spiritual Life Ministry. In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings, we also organize special events throughout the year. Check back for announcements of specially planned evenings of reflection, days of renewal, trips, guest speakers and more.

Active Adults
Our Active Adults group began back in 2005. The mission of our group is to create an opportunity for parishioners over 55 to come together at social activities, meet other parishioners and to get to know them better. Some of our activities have included a game night, a wine and cheese party, a pot luck dinner, and Bunco night. We also have an annual end of year dinner in the spring. Our contact person is Stacy Roche. 

Adult Faith Group
Our Active Faith Group has three events yearly to help adults grow and deepen their faith. 

Annual Parish Mission
Each year the parish invites a guest to lead us in events and activities over a period of a few days, with the goal of refreshing parishioners’ spirits.

Book Club
Women gather monthly in the evening to discuss a book chosen by the group. Meetings are rotated through the member’s homes. 

Cake Bakers
Parishioners sign up to bake cakes, cookies, and other goodies for various parish social functions throughout the year. 

Cancer Support Group
This is an ongoing support group where we meet and discuss various topics in a faith-based environment. Speakers are invited who focus on the part that God, faith, and prayer play in each individual's experience with cancer. Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month. For more information contact Sr. Alma Gallagher.

Cornerstone Retreats
This is an outstanding opportunity to meet and interact with other women of the Parish, in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment. Our retreat weekend provides an opportunity to step out of the hustle of daily life to pause and reflect about those things that matter most to you. Its an opportunity to examine your relationship with God, your family and others in your life. Everyday women share stories and experiences of trying to live the Gospel amidst the challenges of the modern world. It’s a simple but moving experience. The retreat is facilitated by a team of St. Andrew’s parishioners. 

Charismatic Prayer Group
This prayer group meets every Friday in the chapel from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The meetings consist of music, intercessory prayer, Scripture sharing, and spiritual instruction. Participants are encouraged to grow in their daily prayer and Bible reading. After the meetings many participants go to a nearby diner for coffee and fellowship. The prayer meeting is open to everyone. 

Men's Faith Sharing Group
St. Andrew's Men's Group meets once a month, typically on the first Sunday evening of the month in the nursery of the church. The Men's Group is open to all men of the parish, and seeks to foster greater growth and support for men. The meetings consist of topics of interest to men, group discussion, and prayer. Participants find greater connection and fellowship with other men in the parish. 

Messages of the Heart Day
This is a popular parish-sponsored get-together for women that mixes "just-for-fun" sessions with thoughtful programs on prayer. Enjoy a musical performance and keynote presentation. A catered lunch and closing inspirational message are part of this special day. 

MOPS/Mothers of Preschoolers
Mothers of Preschoolers is a Christian based program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. Our mission is to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ. MOPS typically meets twice per month on Tuesday mornings from September through May. For more information contact mopsofstandrews@gmail.com.

New Life/Bereavement Group
New Life is an ongoing support and educational experience for adults who have lost a loved one. Meetings occur weekly for eight consecutive Mondays three times a year. Our mission is to help those who have suffered loss experience renewal and further develop their faith. For more information contact Sr. Alma Gallagher.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you enjoy knitting? Then come join us and knit for others amidst the friendly company of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The group meets each Thursday from 10 AM-11 AM in the church Nursery.

Return to Life
Take advantage of this diocesan program, which is a six-week series on healing and hope for those who are divorced and need support. For more information contact Sr. Alma Gallagher.

Small Christian Communities
This group meets in the homes of parishioners three (3) times per year, for four (4) weeks. The books being discussed vary during these sessions.  Parishioners can offer to host or facilitate one of these groups by calling Sr. Alma at 856-784-8501.

Spiritual Life Committee
This committee helps to plan and implement our many programs of renewal, faith sharing and adult faith development. For more information contact Sr. Alma Gallagher at 856-784-8501.

Valentine Social
Each year parishioners gather at a local restaurant to celebrate this special day. The invitation is extended to everyone, not just couples. 

Weekly Reflections on Faith Group
This faith group meets to view and discuss the DVD series by Father Robert Barron called Catholicism. The group meets September to May on Wednesdays from 7:30 - 9:00PM.

Weekly Small Faith Sharing Groups
The focus of this group is learning about the Psalms. Meets all year on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. 

Women of Joy
This is our monthly prayer breakfast for women to pray and grow together in faith. 

 

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Oct 23

Divorce Survival Guide for Catholics - Six Week Support Group

Monday, 7:00 PM

Divorce Survival Guide for Catholics - Six Week Support Group
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
Location: Parish Center
  No Description Available
Oct 23

Workshop for Grieving Parents

Monday, 7:00 PM

Workshop for Grieving Parents
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Oct 30

Divorce Survival Guide for Catholics - Six Week Support Group

Monday, 7:00 PM

Divorce Survival Guide for Catholics - Six Week Support Group
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
Location: Parish Center
  No Description Available
Oct 30

Workshop for Grieving Parents

Monday, 7:00 PM

Workshop for Grieving Parents
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 5

Bishop Robert Barron's - The Pivotal Players - Small Christian Communities

Sunday, 7:00 PM

Bishop Robert Barron's - The Pivotal Players - Small Christian Communities
Time: Sunday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 6

Workshop for Grieving Parents

Monday, 7:00 PM

Workshop for Grieving Parents
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 9

Taize Prayer Service

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Taize Prayer Service
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 11

Women of Joy Prayer Breakfast - Fr. Ariel Hernandez

Saturday, 9:00 PM

Women of Joy Prayer Breakfast - Fr. Ariel Hernandez
Time: Saturday, 9:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 12

Bishop Robert Barron's - The Pivotal Players - Small Christian Communities

Sunday, 7:00 PM

Bishop Robert Barron's - The Pivotal Players - Small Christian Communities
Time: Sunday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 13

Workshop for Grieving Parents

Monday, 7:00 PM

Workshop for Grieving Parents
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 19

Bishop Robert Barron's - The Pivotal Players - Small Christian Communities

Sunday, 7:00 PM

Bishop Robert Barron's - The Pivotal Players - Small Christian Communities
Time: Sunday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 20

Workshop for Grieving Parents

Monday, 7:00 PM

Workshop for Grieving Parents
Time: Monday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Nov 26

Bishop Robert Barron's - The Pivotal Players - Small Christian Communities

Sunday, 7:00 PM

Bishop Robert Barron's - The Pivotal Players - Small Christian Communities
Time: Sunday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Dec 9

Advent Day of Reflection

Saturday, 9:00 AM

Advent Day of Reflection
Time: Saturday, 9:00 AM
  No Description Available